The Doo Wop Project

You may have heard doo wop, but never like this. Starring cast members of the Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys, The Doo Wop Project explores the vibrant history of the doo wop style from its origins, with classic songs by the Crests and the Belmonts, to its contemporary variants, including music by Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, and Michael Jackson. Featuring some of Broadway’s most promising young singers, The Doo Wop Project reimagines the doo wop of yesteryear while putting a nostalgic twist on today’s pop hits.

Conceived backstage at the famous August Wilson Theatre, The Doo Wop Project features many of the current and former stars of some of Broadway’s most popular musicals, including Motown: The Musical, Beautiful, and Jersey Boys. The young and talented cast cover a wide range of rock and pop pieces, from classical doo wop songs of the 1950s and 60s, such as Thurston Harris’ “Little Bitty Pretty One” and The Skyliner’s “Since I Don’t Have You,” to more contemporary radio hits, including Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and Amy Winehouse’s critically acclaimed cover of “Valerie.” Throughout the night, the performers tell some of their most memorable experiences working in the entertainment industry both on and off the stage, creating a wonderful night of singing and storytelling.

The Doo Wop Project is a night dedicated to doo wop and its legacy, highlighting some of the most popular contemporary doo-wop inspired hits, while still honoring its classic roots. Bridging generations of music, The Doo Wop Project brings one of the most durable and underrated American musical genres back to the forefront, inspiring listeners young and old. This season at The Lyric Theatre, hear some of your favorite hits from Smokey Robinson, Jason Mraz, The Beach Boys, and many more.
Charl Brown, Dwayne Cooper, John Dias, Dominic Nolfi, Dominic Scaglione Jr.
Musical Director: Sonny Paladino
* Specific Performers subject to change*
Cast Bios

Charl Brown currently stars as Smokey Robinson in Motown:The Musical, for which he was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award, for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and he is featured on the Original Broadway Cast recording which was nominated for a Grammy Award earlier this year. Most recently Charl was honored to star as Adam/Noah in Stephen Schwartz's "Children Of Eden" In Concert at the Kennedy Center. He has also performed in many various legendary concert venues in New York City including Joe's Pub and Radio City Music Hall. Theater Credits include; Broadway: Jersey Boys (Barry Belson) Sister Act (Officer Eddie Souther,TJ, Pablo U/S, Ensemble). Off Broadway: Walmartopia (Pearson/Lawrence, Dance Captain). Tours: Hair (Hud) European Tour. Regional: Johnny Baseball (Tim Wyatt) ART, Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.) SDMT, The Wiz (Scarecrow U/S, Ensemble) La Jolla Playhouse, Ragtime (Coalhouse) Performance Riverside, Six Degrees of Separation (Paul) Long Beach Playhouse, JC Superstar (Judas), Chorus Line (Richie) Starlight Theater, Star Wars Trilogy 30 Minutes (Lando Calrissian) Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV: America's Got Talent, Macy's 85th Thanksgiving Parade, 63rd Annual Tony Awards, A Capitol 4th Charl is a proud Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theater and also a proud member of Actors Equity! Charl would like to thank God for the continued blessings as well as his Family, loved ones and friends for their continued love and support. Twitter: @thecharlbrown

Dwayne Cooper (Bass) is happy to be doing gigs with no wigs, having competed on the reality show RuPaul's Drag Race. On Broadway, he can currently be seen in MOTOWN and performed in the cast of HAIRSPRAY. Dwayne has done numerous tours and is an accomplished songwriter and producer. Follow me on twitter @dwaynemilan! Much love!

John Michael Dias is originally from Tiverton Rhode Island. He earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. John has played Frankie Valli in almost every American company of Jersey Boys including, the original Chicago company, the first national tour, Vegas, and most recently Broadway. He was also seen touring around the country in Oklahoma! the musical. John recently released a solo Album entitled "Write this way" the album includes some of his favorite Broadway classics as well as a few new songs including his favorite Jersey Boys song. "Can't take my eyes off you" available on iTunes, and cdbaby.

Dominic Nolfi is currently starring on Broadway in MOTOWN, was a member of the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, where he starred as Tommy DeVito (1st replacement). European Tour: Danny in Grease. Regional: Jersey Boys (La Jolla) Workshops: Young Wazzel in Piece of My Heart, Barney Ales in Motown the Muiscal. Film: Zombie Prom. TV: Broadway Under the Stars. BFA, Boston Conservatory. Dominic is a founding member of The Doo Wop Project and is thrilled to be returning to Guild Hall for the third summer in a row. Thanks to RJ Productions.

Dominic Scaglione recognizes DWP as a vision come true. He's proud of this group and is excited for the future. He's played the role of Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS from Chicago to Vegas and recently on Broadway. He wants to thank his family and friends for their undying support and especially those men and women of the past who created this music. Ride.

Music Director and Arranger, Sonny Paladino: Currently working with Sting on his Broadway Musical The Last Ship, Sonny has been Associate Conductor and Keyboard player for the Broadway revival of Pippin and the Music Supervisor for the critically acclaimed recent Broadway hit, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Other Broadway credits,(Assistant Conductor/Keys): Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Keyboards:Guys and Dolls, Mama Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family, Women on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical (Milan/Italy tour.) 1st National Tours: Disney’s High School Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels andGrease. Work withAlicia Keys, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison. As a composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve.) TV: The XFactor (Australia), The Next Big Thing. B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City

The Doo Wop Project is represented by rj productions For further information, contact or 212-396-2666 rj productions represents many Broadway and TV stars including The Doo Wop Project, Jarrod Spector, Christine Ebersole, Seasons of Broadway, Linda Lavin, Maureen McGovern, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Alan Bergman, Mark Ballas, Liz Callaway and many more.